Cindy Sheehan is in Louisville through the end of this week for a series of appearances. The anti-war activist will be speaking and signing books at the Braden Center, Bellarmine University and Jefferson Square Park.
Sheehan joined the anti-war movement in 2004 after her son was killed in active duty in Iraq. She’s perhaps most famous for her makeshift camp in his honor outside the Crawford, Texas home of then-President George W. Bush.
Sheehan says she publicly left so-called ‘party-based’ activism in 2007, when she perceived Democrats were not following through on campaign promises.
“I was broke. I was tired. I had a condition called frozen shoulder, where I could barely move without having intense pain,” says Sheehan, “and I was just emotionally used-up. And the same people who used me up were the people who attacked me.”
Less than two months after that declaration, Sheehan jumped back into politics for an unsuccessful congressional bid. Most recently, she protested at Martha’s Vineyard, where President Barack Obama was vacationing.
She made her comments today on WFPL’s State of Affairs.